George scores 23 points for No. 5 Baylor over Norfolk State

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Baylor guard Keyonte George scores against Norfolk State guard Joe Bryant Jr. in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor true freshman Keyonte George scored 23 points with six 3-pointers and had seven assists as the fifth-ranked Bears beat Norfolk State 87-70.

It was a matchup of teams that played in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament.

Transfer guard Jalen Bridges added 20

Transfer guard Jalen Bridges added 20 points for the 2-0 Bears. Adam Flagler, their leading scorer last season, had 18 points and five assists.

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Joe Bryant is one of four returning starters for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Spartans. He had 24 points and six rebounds. Baylor beat Norfolk State 85-49 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last March